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November 28, 2023

Monterey County hospitals coordinate to fight growing pandemic

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Representatives from Monterey County’s four hospitals spoke during a press briefing Dec. 9 to share how they are coordinating to react to the recent surge in Covid-19 infections and hospitalizations. Mee Memorial’s Chief Medical Officer Robert Valladares was joined by Natividad’s CMO...

Covid-19, wildfires present challenges for Salinas Valley winery

SALINAS VALLEY — Standing in his vineyard as a brisk wind runs amuck with his curly, sandy-blonde hair, Denis Hoey reveals why the Salinas Valley region — known for its vast agriculture — should also be noted for fine winemaking. “We make wines here that...

Pop-up sites increase access to Covid-19 testing for South Monterey County residents

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
SALINAS VALLEY — Free pop-up Covid-19 testing sites have been emerging lately in South Monterey County as part of an effort to increase testing access after a new site was added to Castroville to the existing lineup of Salinas and Seaside. When available, local residents...

Monterey County prepares for first round of Covid-19 vaccines

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County officials expect the first allocations of Covid-19 vaccines to be in limited supply, and will target health care professionals in the first round of vaccinations. Monterey County Health Officer Dr. Edward Moreno spoke about the county’s planning process during a...

Monterey County misses marks to move to fewer Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — While the state of California lowered the tiers of multiple counties to the most restrictive tier (purple) earlier this month, Monterey County has never left the purple tier since the new system was implemented this summer. The latest restrictions also come...

Additional loans available for Monterey County businesses affected by Covid-19

MONTEREY COUNTY — Cal Coastal has announced additional small business loans to assist Monterey County businesses impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. “New economic support is available for businesses in Monterey County, which are still being negatively impacted by the pandemic,” said Maia Carroll, the county’s...

Monterey County health officials encourage flu vaccines amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Officials with Monterey County Health Department and local hospitals urged the public to get flu shots in time for the upcoming flu season during a media briefing Oct. 21. Representatives from Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula in Monterey, Salinas Valley Memorial...

Monterey County closes Covid-19 testing site in Greenfield

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County Health Department announced the closure of the free Covid-19 testing site at Greenfield Library effective Oct. 17, with the facilities moving to Seaside beginning Tuesday. “We did get state support to move our testing operations from Greenfield to Seaside High...

Greenfield and Salinas among new Covid-19 testing sites in Monterey County

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
SALINAS VALLEY — Monterey County launched two new testing sites for Covid-19 in Greenfield and Salinas last week, having announced their locations on May 2 in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s directive for California to open 80 more testing sites. The Greenfield community testing site,...

Second resident dies from coronavirus in Monterey County

Covid-19, novel coronavirus 2019
MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Health Department reported the county’s second death of a resident from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday. No other information about the individual has been released. As of the health department's latest report, there are now 42 confirmed cases of residents...

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Greenfield Police warn of new ‘kidnapping’ scam

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Police Department has recently been made aware of a concerning scam that has targeted several residents in the community. “We’re taking this...